Commissioners: Gary Fickes
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Precinct #3 Commissioner

Gary Fickes

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Northeast Sub-Courthouse
645 Grapevine Highway, Ste 6
Hurst, Texas 76054
Tel. 817-581-3600
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Southlake Sub-Courthouse
Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main Street
Southlake, Texas 76092
Tel. 817-481-8234

County Commissioner Gary Fickes is committed to providing the leadership, experience and knowledge to make Precinct 3 the most desirable area to live and work in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. His 30 years of community involvement as a commissioner, mayor and community leader have given him the opportunity and first hand experience in helping to build a truly great area. 

Because Northeast Tarrant County (Precinct 3) is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States, innovative solutions are required to address pressing transportation and infrastructure needs. The Precinct includes two major airports (D/FW and Alliance) and numerous major freeways. All major freeways are over capacity at this time. Commissioner Fickes has helped guide the approval and start of construction on two major projects: The North Tarrant Expressway and the DFW Connector. Both projects were approved in the first quarter of 2009.  These projects represent over $3 billion in improvements toward increased mobility and reduced congestion in Precinct 3. 

Commissioner Fickes supports quality economic development because it is a proven tool for job creation, improved property values, creation of sales tax funds, adds value to the community and improves the quality of life for the region. It brings increased payrolls, more spending power and creates a better economic environment for everyone. 

Healthcare is an important issue to Commissioner Fickes. Since being elected, he has worked to improve patient care/outcome and patient access at John Peter Smith Hospital. He has helped create three (3) new school based clinics in Precinct 3 and the Gertrude Tarpley JPS Healthcare Center in Watauga. Commissioner Fickes served as Chairman/Trustee at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB for 12 years and still serves as a Trustee for the Harris Methodist Health Foundation.

Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Science, 1972

Son, Christopher
Son, Corey and wife, Kacey
Daughter, Jennifer and husband, Alex Styers

Present Community Involvement
Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Chairman
National Assoc. of Counties, Transportation Steering Comm.
Texas High Speed Rail & Transportation Corporation, Chairman
Metroport Cities Partnership, Board Member
Northeast Leadership Forum, Member
Colleyville Executive Forum, Member
Southlake Executive Forum, Member
Grapevine Rotary Club, Member
Colleyville Lions Club, Member
NW Community Partnership, Member
Metroport Meals on Wheels Advisory Board, Member
TEX-21, Vice President
Tarrant County Historical Commission, Active Participant
Chambers of Commerce for Colleyville, Grapevine, Greater Keller, H.E.B., NE Tarrant, NW Metroport, Southlake
Past Community Involvement
Mayor, City of Southlake
Southlake Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman  
Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
Harris Methodist Hospital H.E.B., Chairman/Trustee
Harris Methodist Health System, Trustee
BSA, Scout Master, Committee Chairman
Tarrant County Mayors Council, Chairman/Member
Tarrant County 911 Board of Managers, Vice-Chair./Member
Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
National Rifle Association 
1987-1988, 2002
Awards and Recognition
Southlake Citizen of the Year
Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow
Rotarian of the Year, Grapevine Rotary Club
Northeast Leadership Forum, Distinguished
  Community Leadership Award  
Texas Department of Transportation "Road Hand" Award
Boy Scouts of America, Silver Eagle Award
International Service Award, Grapevine Rotary Club
Spirit of Enterprise, Greater Keller Chamber
Chairman's Choice Award, NE Tarrant Chamber
Greater Fort Worth Builders Association Partnership Award
John Harbin Visionary Award, NW Metroport Chamber
Clyde Mooney Award, H-E-B Chamber
HealthCare Hero Award, Fort Worth Business Press

County Awards and Recognition
Northeast Newsletter -                                                 
  Best Practice Award for Delivery of Services
Empowering Seniors -
  Best Practice Award for Innovation

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